It’s hard to say goodbye when hearts connect. 17 Blue Dragon kids visited a centre for the elderly and people with disabilities as part of their community service project. The children danced and did cards for 60 people in the centre. They even sang the songs...read more
It was the biggest group of new trafficking survivors cared for by Blue Dragon. 15 girls who were rescued and returned to Vietnam with the support of Blue Dragon are now safe. The youngest is just 13 years old. She had a simple argument with her parents and ran away...read more
It is a job no Chinese wants to do. So they used forced labour of children like 'Toan' who was trafficked to China. He is only 15 years old and from an ethnic minority community. His family is poor so Toan decided to follow the man who promised him a job on a farm....read more
What a night! Blue Dragon kids took to the stage and danced, sang, acted and shared what overcoming adversity means to them. They chose the theme of 'Hot Pot of Life' for this year's Tet Awards, the annual Lunar New Year concert. There was even a fashion show with a...read more
Imagine this scenario. You have just been rescued from a brothel where you were locked up for a year after being trafficked. You are about to cross the border to return to your country. How would you like the border guards to treat you? Blue Dragon surveyed about 30...read more
6 kids are freed from sweatshops! Blue Dragon's Rescue Team found all 6 kids yesterday following the information gathered from the Early Warning System training for teachers in Hue, Central Vietnam (http://bit.ly/2iWZaTD). The children are only 13 and 14 years old....read more
'Linh' is 14 years old, but due to her circumstances, she wasn't able to go to school. She didn't know how to read or write. With Blue Dragon's support, in 2 years, she managed to learn how to do so, and is now in Grade 3! She didn't let the fact that she is a...read more
Blue Dragon's legal team was experienced enough to deal with the lies told by 3 traffickers in court yesterday. The 3 men who tried to sell 2 girls to brothels in China were successfully convicted. The men had gone to the homes of the 2 girls to talk about good jobs...read more
What does being 'job ready' mean? 2 years ago, Blue Dragon found that many teens who were placed in jobs did not stay for long. After evaluating the situation, Blue Dragon came up with the Career Preparation Program. All teens over the age of 15 are encouraged to take...read more
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Dragon Tales February 2019
In this issue: read about “Toan”, a boy who was living on the streets, and now dreams of becoming a doctor; share your thoughts with us in a quick survey; and see how Blue Dragon is working with authorities to ensure the rights of victims of human trafficking and child abuse!